U-19 handball team regroups for African women champs

RWANDA junior women handball team started residential training on Monday as they prepare for their maiden appearance in the African Championships which is scheduled for August 31-9 in Oyo, Congo Brazzaville.

Fixtures

Sept 1
Rwanda  vs  Angola

Sept 2
Rwanda  vs  Algeria

Sept 3
Rwanda  vs  DR Congo

RWANDA junior women handball team started residential training on Monday as they prepare for their maiden appearance in the African Championships which is scheduled for August 31-9 in Oyo, Congo Brazzaville.

The team is being handled by head coach Francois Xavier Ngarambe and assisted Anaclet Bagirishya. Rwanda is drawn in Group B alongside Algeria, Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The previous edition of the tournament was held in Burkina Faso and was won by this year’s host Congo after beating Angola in the final, who debutants Rwanda will face-off in their opening game on September 1.

Ngarambe told Times Sport on Monday, “Officially we are starting residential camp today (Monday) where players will undergo intensive preparations. The aim is to make a good start against Angola in the opening game.”

The team will be camping at Kigoma Secondary School in Ruhango District in the Southern Province for two weeks before moving to Kigali where they will be training at Amahoro national stadium until their departure for the competition.

The championship will double as world championships qualifiers where the four semi-finalists will automatically qualify for next year’s global championship to be held in Brazil.

The provisional squad has 21 players, who will be tussling for a place on final team of 14 players. The team will depart for Brazzaville on August 30.

Provisional squad in camp:

Elizabeth Niyonizera and Esther Dushimimana (goalkeepers), Aline Umugwaneza, Sounathia Icyimanimpaye, Jennifer Uwimpaye, Lucie Umuhoza, Luoise Niyonsenga, Vestine zaninka, Betty Nyirarukundo, Cecile uwitonze, Confiance Gatesi, Pelgia Muhawenimana.

Others are; Betty Yankurije, Bernadette Mukandahimana, Pascasie Mukamana, Claudine Nyiransabimana, Rose Iradukunda, valentine Nyirabizeyimana, Charlotte Uwizeyimana, Alphonsine Ingabire and Adeline Uwamahoro.

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